IAHIP Workshop 1 – Contemplative Dance as a support to Supervision

Saturday 23rd September 2017 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Contemplative Dance practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolise our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. Its a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic countertransference.

In this experiential workshop participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice (www.barbaradilley.com) translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy. Contemplative Dance Practice(CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinaesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices. Deep play in open space practice will be used to move with the supervision process, including the roles, responsibilities and tasks. The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as interactive field. Attention will be directed towards client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.

Bernadette Divilly is a Choreographer, Dance Movement Therapist & Dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa University Boulder CO and Hons BA in Psychology from NUI Galway.

www.bernadettedivilly.com

IAHIP Accredited Members and Pre-Accredited Associates €70

Qualified Psychotherapists of other Professional Organisations/Bodies €90

Student Placement available in Athlone

Placement Opportunity Athlone

A limited number of voluntary places are available with

Athlone Affordable Counselling Service for therapists who are in the final year of their training and have been passed by their training college to see clients.

Trainees must attend for interview and be willing to work in alignment with the values and principles of The Dancing Soul and adhere to the code of ethics of IAHIP

Please send your CV to info@nullthedancingsoul.ie and suitable applicants will be called for an interview.

http://www.thedancingsoul.ie/affordable-counseling-service/

All therapists working at the Dancing Soul must be an associate member of IAHIP (or iacp) and will be Garda Vetted

for details: info@nullthedancingsoul.ie www.thedancingsoul.ie or phone 09064 90607

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Facilitated Supervision Group – Athone and Naas

Places are available for experienced psychotherapists in four person facilitated supervision group one in Naas and another in Athlone.
Of his experience over three years of being a member of such a group the faciliator Jim FitzgGibbon says “Processing the work as member of a facilitated supervision group is of enormous benefit to myself and my clients.”

CPD certificates will be available.
Depending on numbers the sessions will last 90 mins up to 150 mins. Cost will be less than 40 euro per member.
It is hoped to meet on a monday lunch time at number 5 Dublin Rd, Naas. Meeting on a wednesday evening or Thursday morning at number 2 Garden Vale Athlone.
If you have queries please call Jim at 0877555680 or email jimfitzgibbon@nullhotmail.com.

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Have you booked your place for Volunteer Induction Day for IAHIP members and Pre Accreds

Saturday September 16th

9.30am – 4.00pm

click here to book place (Free)

IAHIP needs your support and help to meet the increasing demands from our services.

Following on from discussions during our Consultative Forum in November 2016 and during the Friday evening Kaisan before our AGM in March 2017, we have decided to hold an Induction Day for new IAHIP volunteers. It is an opportunity to be initiated into the organisation.

We invite you to attend our first Induction Day which will be held in the IAHIP Offices Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire
on the 16th September 2017.

The daily tasks of IAHIP are carried out by an administration team, without whom we could safely say there would be no IAHIP! The other workings of the organisation are carried out by teams of volunteers who work on the various committees. In total there are 12 committees, with additional sub committees being set up on an ad hock basis from time to time as the needs dictate. Currently there are c 80 volunteers giving of their time to ensure the smooth running of our wonderful organisation.

The Twelve committees are:
Governing Body
Ethics
Accreditation
Re-Accreditation
Accreditation & Re-Accreditation Appeals
Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation
TSAC (Training Standards)
Inside Out
Regional Development Officer and Regional teams
Complaints
PTCRC (Psychotherapy Training Course Recognition)
Finance Working Group.

We can promise you an interesting day where you will learn about the history of IAHIP and hear from one committee member from each of the twelve committees. A light lunch will be provided for participants. 6 CPD points will be awarded for attendance.

Please think about attending the Induction Day even if you are not able to volunteer on any of the committees in the immediate future. We look forward to your support at any time in the future.

Carmel Byrne, Kay Noonan, & Karen Shorten
IAHIP Induction Day Committee

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CO-DEPENDENCY, NARCISSISM, ADHD AND ADDICTION – WHAT’S THE LINK?

… 95% of your clients are affected!

(14 CPD points)

Co-dependency as a condition is often misunderstood – and its crucial link with narcissism, ADHD and addiction missed by many helping professionals. As 95% of clients are affected, this is a detrimental loss.
However, experience shows that when the co-dependent realises how co-dependency, narcissism, addiction and where relevant their spectrum disorder feed into each other, they then fully understand how to take their power back! Our job as helping professionals is to help them see that.
Through my work I have developed a helpful model that addresses these issues and it is my client’s experience (young and old) that the model works. Now, your clients can benefit too!” – Margaret Parkes
Programme Outline:
This intensive and experiential programme is based around a therapeutic model for working with co-dependent adults and young people who come from an emotionally abusive and neglectful family of origin. It also highlights how co-dependency can be central to many addictions. Being goal focused, this model encourages the helping professional to be aware of their own co-dependency, and how it might impact on their client work. It supports the professional to take an interactive role in their client’s recovery (check www.margaretparkes.ie for more information).

Facilitator:

Margaret Parkes (Dip. Psych., BA, MSc.) has practiced as a psychotherapist and systemic practitioner for over 15 years. She is a qualified and …read more

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Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life™

This is a course over 2 weekends for professionals offering an opportunity to explore their own experience of attachment dynamics in the context of a confidential closed experiential group. The work will be supported by didactic input and time for reflection, application and analysis.

Facilitator: Tessa Normand MIAHIP, ICP

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Each Course runs over 2 Weekends ( CPD 28 hrs )

either

Course 1 Sat 9th /Sun 10th & Sat 23rd / Sun 24th Sept 2017

or

Course 2 Sat 4th / Sun 5th & Sat 18th / Sun 19th Nov 2017

10.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: 11, Herbert Place, Dublin 2

This course seeks to address the fact that our work requires us to respond to the needs of others and too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development.

Experiences of care-seeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to care-seeking and caregiving in adult life.

As professionals offering a service in the field of mental health we will be aware of the many different ways that people express their care-seeking needs, and how difficult it is sometimes to interpret these accurately and respond. People who have had contradictory experiences of caregiving will often tend to miscue professional caregivers so that any attempt at caregiving can be frustrated.

Participants will be introduced to the Theory of Attached Based Exploratory Interest Sharing (TABEIS)

as developed by Dorothy Heard and Brain Lake and also to the practice of Exploratory Goal Corrected Psychotherapy (EGCP) developed by Una McCluskey.

The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems. These are care-seeking, care-giving, sexuality, exploratory interest sharing with peers, the personal system for self- defence, the internal supportive or unsupportive environments and the personally created external supportive environment. The theory suggests that these …read more

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Revenge Porn by Trish Murphy

At the beginning of many relationships, couples regularly send pictures on smartphones of themselves in erotic poses. This is playful, teasing and suggestive, and it assumes confidentiality and trust in the relationship.  However, there is now quite a trend for jilted lovers to post naked or suggestive pictures of their ex on websites dedicated to so-called ‘revenge porn’ and to accompany the images with nasty commentary. This elicits much other comment and can be highly derogatory and libellous.  As this occurs in open view, the victim’s work or academic colleagues, children, family and friends are often able to access the material, and it can cause enormous distress and embarrassment.  The victim, and not the perpetrator, often feels the blame and shame in these cases.

 

‘…there is now quite a trend for jilted lovers to post naked or suggestive pictures of their ex on websites dedicated to so-called ‘revenge porn’ and to accompany the images with nasty commentary.

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It is true to say that the victim of revenge porn has nothing to be ashamed of, but saying this does not take the sting out of other people having access to your intimate life.  The message has to be not to send revealing pictures of yourself until you are sure of the relationship and you know you can completely trust your partner.  As Padraig O’Morain states in his Irish Times column ’…even when the image is made with the consent of whoever is depicted, how is it right or fair that these moments of lust-driven gullibility should be punished by sustained public humiliation? And how fair is it that the smirking rat behind it all should be able to inflict this humiliation on his ex without consequences for himself? Not right or fair at all. Bring on the law.’  (25th Nov 2014)

 

It is easy to blame the medium for the problems we encounter, but of course it is our use of the medium that is within our control.  The issue of revenge porn needs to be tackled at multiple levels: the law is being enacted to put the consequences on the perpetrator but there is a social condemnation that still creates shame and suffering for the victim.  There needs to be more discussion at private and public levels so that this public shaming is not acceptable or indulged in by any of us.

 

‘The issue of revenge porn needs to be tackled at multiple levels: the law is being enacted to put the consequences on the perpetrator but there is a social condemnation that still creates shame and suffering for the victim.’

 

 

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Irish Times December 2016:

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to legislate to make stalking, including cyber stalking and revenge porn criminal offences.

Ms Fitzgerald received approval from Cabinet at its last meeting of the year to draft the Non-Fatal Offences (Amendment) Bill to address loopholes in current legislation.

The Minister will create two new criminal offences, including making it illegal to intentionally post intimate images of a person online without their consent.

The legislative change will also extend the offence of harassment to ensure it includes activity online and on social media.

It will also expand the offence of sending threatening or indecent messages to digital forms of communication.

The Tánaiste said the Government’s legislation followed a report by the Law Reform Commission, which recommended changes.

“The speed and scale of modern online communication can magnify the damage done by harmful communications,” said Ms Fitzgerald.

 

“Jealousy” – by Trish Murphy

Jealousy is an overpowering emotion and it can make misery of a life.  At its core is a sense of worthlessness or low self-esteem where the sense of self can be threatened by the success or lack of attention of another.  The reaction is often to retaliate, to bad-mouth the other person or seek to bring them ‘down a peg or two’.  This is not fitting with the description of self that anyone would like to have but the danger is that if jealousy is allowed continue without checking, it can become the default characteristic of the person.
Perhaps it stems from the survival-of-the-fittest position where security and success only lies at the top of the pile but there is no doubt that insecurity lies at its heart.  It begins with comparison: the other person is getting more credit than me; my partner will be drawn to someone more attractive than me; my friend has a bigger house, fancier car, more beautiful body; the list is endless.  Instead of tackling the real issue which is the self-esteem issue, we tend to think the problem will be solved by promotion, more success or a more compliant partner.  As anyone who has suffered from jealousy knows, this is not the case and there is always more comparison, always someone who is doing better or is better liked than me.

“If we can delay our response by even a few minutes and calm our bodies down by breathing or observing,

we might be able to access our intelligence and realise where the problem is and how to solve it. “

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There is a saying that a person was ‘blinded by jealousy’ to describe the motivation for subsequent actions.  The truth in this is that when we are emotionally flooded by jealousy and rage, our intelligence cannot work and we say and do things that we deeply regret when we cool down. This is the beginning of the cycle of jealousy and anger followed by shame and guilt.  What a destructive pattern to engage in.

The first step to dealing with this is self-awareness: usually the jealous behaviour will be pointed out by people who love or care for the jealous person.  The trick is to be grateful to the person for pointing it out and accept that they are telling you for your own best interest.  Of course behavioural change is desirable but more importantly some self-compassion is what is needed.  Rather than make yourself feel better by achieving more or cutting off the commentator, take some time to sit with the difficult feelings and have some sympathy and tenderness for the difficult time you are having.  When we feel slighted or passed-over, our reaction is often swift and rage takes over.  If we can delay our response by even a few minutes and calm our bodies down by breathing or observing, we might be able to access our intelligence and realise where the problem is and how to solve it.

 

The cause of the problem is insecurity or low self-esteem and the solution is to feel competent and okay right now – not to feel brilliant or the best.  We often indulge and expand the jealous feeling by endless thinking and speculation of how the other person is wronging, ignoring or undeservedly succeeding over us.  Once the feelings are calmed down, this thinking can be challenged by simply focusing outwards and hooking your intelligence on what is actually happening right now rather than on speculation.  If hurt or damage has been caused to others, there is a need to apologise, forgive yourself and completely let it go.  Jealousy is a tough feeling to overcome, so be compassionate and take it one step at a time.

Induction Day for IAHIP members who wish to volunteer on any of the twelve IAHIP sub committees.

IAHIP needs your support and help to meet the increasing demands from our services.

Following on from discussions during our Consultative Forum in November 2016 and during the Friday evening Kaisan before our AGM in March 2017, we have decided to hold an Induction Day for new IAHIP volunteers. It is an opportunity to be initiated into the organisation.

We invite you to attend our first Induction Day which will be held in the IAHIP Offices Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire on the 16th September 2017.

The daily tasks of IAHIP are carried out by an administration team, without whom we could safely say there would be no IAHIP! The other workings of the organisation are carried out by teams of volunteers who work on the various committees. In total there are 12 committees, with additional sub committees being set up on an ad hock basis from time to time as the needs dictate. Currently there are c 80 volunteers giving of their time to ensure the smooth running of our wonderful organisation.

The twelve committees are:

Governing Body

Ethics

Accreditation

Re-Accreditation

Accreditation & Re-Accreditation Appeals

Supervision and Supervisor Accreditation

TSAC (Training Standards)

Inside Out

Regional Development Officer and Regional teams

Complaints

PTCRC (Psychotherapy Training Course Recognition)

Finance Working Group.

We can promise you an interesting day where you will learn about the history of IAHIP and hear from one committee member from each of the twelve committees. A light lunch will be provided for participants. 6 CPD points will be awarded for attendance.

Please think about attending the Induction Day even if you are not able to volunteer on any of the committees in the immediate future. We look forward to your support at any time in the future.

Carmel Byrne, Kay Noonan, & Karen Shorten

IAHIP Induction Day Committee

Summary:

The date for this Induction Day is: Saturday 16th September.

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